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From the Archives: Oscar win for Henry Fonda

March 29, 1982: Henry Fonda, with wife Shirlee and daughter Jane, gets a good look at his Oscar at his home in Bel-Air.
(George Rose / Los Angeles Times)

The acting award for “On Golden Pond” was Henry Fonda’s first, though he was unable to go to the ceremony.

The ailing Fonda, 76, watched the show on TV as Jane Fonda accepted the award for him. “My father is so happy.... Me and all the grandchildren are coming over with [the award] right away!” she said.

His co-star in “On Golden Pond,” Katharine Hepburn, won best actress.

Fonda died Aug. 12, 1982.

This photo by former Los Angeles Times staff photographer George Rose was published the morning after the Academy Awards and again with the Aug. 13, 1982, Henry Fonda obituary.

Check out this Henry Fonda article on the Los Angeles Times Hollywood Star Walk.

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This post originally published on Feb. 25, 2011.

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